Missouri Responds to British Phone-Hacking Scandal

6 years 10 months 14 hours ago Monday, July 25 2011 Jul 25, 2011 Monday, July 25, 2011 3:24:42 AM CDT July 25, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Following a phone- hacking scandal in Great Britain, the Missouri attorney general is planning to convene a summit on security and privacy in electronic communications.

Attorney General Chris Koster says he requested an analysis of Missouri's current laws because of the controversy generated by media companies overseas that eavesdropped on voice mails. He says his initial analysis revealed a need to update state laws to keep pace with technology.

The Missouri summit will be held in October. Koster says participants will take testimony from law enforcement, advocacy groups, and citizens on such issues as phone hacking, email
privacy, identity theft, and unauthorized GPS tracking.

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